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Oswego Sea Cadets Bid Their Seniors ‘Fair Winds and Following Seas’

From the left are graduating cadets: PO3 Mason McDonald and PO2 Shyan Fisher saluting their fellow cadets a final farewell as they make their way through the parted cadets for their final salute and Farewell March.

From the left are graduating cadets: PO3 Mason McDonald and PO2 Shyan Fisher saluting their fellow cadets a final farewell as they make their way through the parted cadets for their final salute and Farewell March.

OSWEGO, NY – On June 11, the Truxtun Sea Cadet Division of Oswego, bid their two graduating seniors a farewell in a wonderful and honorary discharge graduation ceremony.

From the left are graduating cadets: PO3 Mason McDonald and PO2 Shyan Fisher saluting their fellow cadets a final farewell as they make their way through the parted cadets for their final salute and Farewell March.
From the left are graduating cadets: PO3 Mason McDonald and PO2 Shyan Fisher saluting their fellow cadets a final farewell as they make their way through the parted cadets for their final salute and Farewell March.

Petty Officer Third Class (PO3) Mason McDonald and Petty Officer Second Class (PO2) Shyan Fisher were officially discharged with honors from the Truxtun unit, both serving more than three plus years with the division.

In addition to their discharge Mike Miller of the Fulton VFW awarded PO3 McDonald the “Sea Cadet of the Year Award,” PO2 Fisher received the Daughters of American Revolution Medal and Ribbon from Diane Miller for being “Sea Cadet of the Year” from the DAR Fort Stanwix Chapter and Chief Max Yonkers was awarded the Sons of American Revolution Medal and Ribbon for being “Sea Cadet of the Year” by Ken Sweet from the local SAR Chapter.

Assemblyman Will Barclay, who was unable to be present at the ceremony, awarded PO3 McDonald,  PO2 Fisher, Chief Yonkers, PO3 French and PO3 Gage Wood the “Sea Cadet of the Year” award.

Navy League Representative Henry Wakefield presented PO3 Roy French the “Navy League – Sea Cadet of the Year” award and PO3 Gage Wood received the “Navy League – Leaguer of the Year” award.

Many other members of the Truxtun unit also were awarded numerous individual achievements, promotions and ribbons in commendation to their success throughout the year.

LTJG Andy Roth presented a special Meritorious Recognition ribbon awarded by Capt. Bruce Bruni, the Northeast Rep for the Navy Sea Cadets to Chief Yonkers and SA Rupracht for their courageous actions saving the life of a little boy swimming in the ocean while vacationing over spring break.

The graduation was a pleasant gathering for them all as they said farewell to their fellow senior cadets.

As the two seniors prepare for their next voyage in life, the rest of the unit is now focused on preparing for its annual summer recruit trainings in Ft. Drum and Buffalo.

The USNSCC Truxtun DDG-103 division is always accepting new recruits to join the Truxtun family.

If you would like more information, please call LTJG Roth at 315-806-3824.